27 April 2012

My ZALORA Wishlist

I got addicted with online shopping when I was pregnant with Z. It is convenient cause I won't have to exhaust myself in the mall. You just have to browse through an online shop's products, order for items you want, settle your payment, and wait for your items to arrive through the mail. Easy, right? But be aware that there are safety risks when purchasing from random people online because there are cases of bogus sellers and some packages even get lost. If I had only known Zalora then, I would most probably have made my purchases there! They basically have everything! They have a huge selection of clothes for men and women, shoes and accessories for all ages, children's clothes and babies' feeding needs (They have Tommee Tippie bottles!), and more. They offer free shipping for all orders anywhere in the Philippines. And the best thing about Zalora is that transactions with them are easy and safe, even if you choose to pay via credit card, bank deposit or COD) No more bogus sellers and scammers!

Anyway, I'd like to share to you some of the items I want/need from Zalora! I initially wanted everything, but I'd keep my list short with the things I need. :) Some of you probably know that I am about to enter law school this coming semester and I have actually already enrolled. (Yay!) I figured that the laid back "beach wear" I used to wear in college is not anymore appropriate for law school. I need to basically change my wardrobe with more proper pieces. 

1. Katy & Abbey Black Patent Flats

Sad to say (LOL), my flip flops won't be proper to wear to law school anymore. So I need something  comfortable, but classy such as this black patent flats. This would be dressy enough but would still be perfect for walk-athons around the University Belt area. This pair would be my stepping stone to wearing office heels on a regular basis.

2. Kelsey SL Combi Dress with Sash

This cocktail dress would be perfect to wear to days where I need to report in class or during other special events. This dress goes a long way when paired with the right pieces. It looks comfortable with its light colors and its simple style. Hello corporate look!

3. Fletcher Checkered Contrast Cuff Shorts

Of course, I have to include things for my baby on my wishlist! Z's growing up so fast and most of his clothes do not fit him anymore. This pair of shorts would be perfect for when Z's already a year old and can already be brought outside. Its getting hotter and hotter everyday which makes him perspire so much, so a pair of shorts would be a better choice than pants. He could use this and have outfit posts with me! :)

4. Tip Toey Joey White/Navy Shoes

When I saw this cute pair of shoes, I just have to get it for Z! I have not bought any shoes for Z yet (except for the ones he wore during his baptism), cause I can't see why babies need to wear shoes when they can't walk yet. I find shoes on small babies uncomfortable. Anyway, this shoes would be perfect for Z to practice his walking. :)

5. I Love Koi Asy Knots Luxe Maillot

Okay, so this is not a need. :p But I really, really want to have a new swimsuit! I used to have tons of two piece swimsuits. Unfortunately, I can't wear them anymore because of my visible mommy marks and C-section scar. This piece would be perfect to give me a subtle sexiness while hiding all the flaws. I'd definitely wear this to a last minute summer outing to the beach!

There you go! Sign up for Zalora to get your own 250 pesos voucher! :)


So what's in your Zalora wishlist? 

XO, Mish

26 April 2012

Buy Eyeglasses Online: Vision & Fashion the Frugal Way

NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A month ago, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) published a piece of news about purchasing eyeglasses online; a month later, this news has already been commented on by thousands of people. With the rise of purchasing eyeglasses online, more and more eyeglass wearers have begun to focus their attention on it. However, with regard to buying eyewear online, some support it while others still have doubts about it. What has turned numerous eyeglass wearers from traditional brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores to online ones? Firmoo's slogan tells you everything: Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way.
Most eyeglasses wearers have purchased eyeglasses at traditional eyeglass stores. Nevertheless, due to the limited styles and unaffordable prices, consumers have had to regard eyeglasses as a medical tool used to correct vision instead of a fashion accessory. But now, with the emergence of online eyeglass shopping, we can get fashionable eyeglasses at reasonable prices. Among the many online eyeglass stores, Firmoo, which combines fashion and economy, is undoubtedly the most outstanding one.
As we all know, we usually have to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of glasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Yet, you can get the same pair of glasses from online eyeglass stores at a fraction of the price. For this reason, buying glasses online is, so to speak, quite an economical way to get eyeglasses. Among the numerous online optical stores, Firmoo is the most economic one. Customers can usually get their beloved glasses at a price that is up to 90% lower than that in brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Furthermore, new customers can even get their first pair for FREE there. Some people may doubt the quality, safety, durability, etc. of eyeglasses purchased online, but there is no need to worry when purchasing from Firmoo. Firstly, all glasses provided by Firmoo are carefully manufactured by skilled workers and are strictly inspected by professional opticians before shipment, thus ensuring the quality and safety of glasses; secondly, Firmoo has developed a try-on tool for customers to try their beloved eyeglasses on so as to see how they look on them; thirdly, Firmoo has a customer service team that has always been committed to offering their valued customers the best service; lastly, all glasses available at Firmoo are provided by their affiliated factory, which is why they can offer eyeglasses at such a low price.
"We have dozens of affiliated eyeglasses factories which enable us to provide our customers with the most affordable eyeglasses around because there are no middlemen in between. Meanwhile, we have devoted ourselves to providing our valued customers with fashionable and aesthetic eyeglasses," said Patrick Li, Firmoo's CEO.
Compared with purchasing eyeglasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores, purchasing eyeglasses online is not only more economical but also enables customers to select from more fashion elements. This is due to Firmoo meticulously picking several hundred classic styles from thousands of eyeglass models.
Firmoo CEO Patrick Li also added, "Our team has selected hundreds of classical and fashionable styles in order to save time for our customers when they are picking eyeglasses."
So what do online eyeglass stores bring to us? We believe the answer is fashion and frugality.
For more details about how to get fashionable and economical glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/
If you want to get free glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html

25 April 2012

The UP Journey

Graduating from college is one of the happiest moments of my life! I never thought I'd get into the University of the Philippines in the first place, so surviving and getting out safe and alive is definitely one of the greatest things that I have ever achieved. Getting in the university was tough. I was actually rejected. I have already applied for other schools, but I really wanted to get into UP. I eventually asked for reconsideration from one of the campuses that I have initially applied, and I was finally accepted.

The journey inside the university was even tougher. My one year experience in the the Los Banos, Laguna campus was definitely life changing. I have lived with my family all my life with the luxury of always having a yaya to do everything for me. And there I was, sent to place far away from home with no one but me. I was actually lucky that I still get to go home every weekends, while some people I know only have semester breaks to go back home. The best thing about studying and living in LB was that I learned how to be responsible for myself. I have to budget the 1,000 pesos weekly allowance I receive for all my expenses (including food, fare, photocopying of reading materials, cellphone load, etc.), wash my own clothes, prepare my own food, encourage myself to wake up early for my 7am classes, and many more. Luckily, my room mates, cheer friends, and block mates were able to help me get through all that!

I transferred to the Manila campus after a year cause I figured out that the course I was taking was not really for me and I wanted to transfer to a nearer campus. I got into the Development Studies degree program and I was definitely satisfied with it. It is the perfect pre-law course for me. Again, staying in Manila was not easy. Taft Avenue probably has the worst drainage systems in Manila cause it gets flooded (up to the ankle, sometimes when the rain is really bad, up to the knees) just after a few minutes of rain. I always wear flip flops to school so that I won't get my shoes destroyed by the flood. I already got an Aldo sandals and a Nine West sandals soaked in the flood. Traffic in Manila also drives me crazy! It takes me around 2 to 2 1/2 hours just to get to school from home. I have to leave early so I won't get late for my usual 8:30 am class. There was a time when I had to leave at 5 in the morning cause I had 7 am classes for a few weeks. Things got a little bit easier when we rented a dorm in Manila for me and my sisters who were going to college as well. My grades in some of my subjects were terrible. It took me 4 takes before I finally passed Math 11 or College Algebra. I had to live for a month with the masses in Dasmarinas, Cavite and helped them fight for their rights for my practicum. I had my share of terror professors and crazy hell weeks. Despite all that, I am proud to have been a college scholar for one semester.

After 4 years and an extra semester, I am happy, and sad at the same time, to say that THAT UP journey is now over. I am happy because I was able to survive! They say that getting in UP is easy and getting out is actually the hard part. I'd say that both were not easy to achieve, so I am really proud of myself. On the other hand, I am sad because I am now closing a chapter of my life that I have really enjoyed and loved. Gone are the days that I'll be walking the corridors of Rizal Hall, or finding my way inside UP-PGH. Those days will be surely missed!

There are tons of people that I would like to thank as I close this chapter of my life. First, to my parents who gave me nothing but the best in life. They provided me and my sisters with all the luxuries in life even if they were not able to experience those luxuries when they were our age. They sent us to the best schools and instilled on us great values in life. To God, who showered me and my family great blessings, including baby Z. To my siblings who loved me and sometimes loaned me money when I need it. :p To all of my friends and relatives who supported me all throughout my college journey. I am so happy that there are people like them who are proud of me and appreciate what I do. I'd also like to thank my professors who might have embarrass me in front of the class, but gave me the knowledge I'll be needing in the "real" life aside from the regular lessons they are teaching in class.  Without the support and love of these people, I am not who I am today. I hope I made all of you proud!

Congratulations Batch 2012! :)

XO, Mish

24 April 2012

Prescription Glasses featuring Firmoo.com

I have been a bookworm all my life! But I developed bad reading habits such as reading in a dark room or reading while in a moving vehicle, hence, my poor eyesight. I actually did not need to wear prescription glasses until recently, when my ophthalmologist concluded that I need glasses to wear when I get back to school. Anyway, I love my eye doctor cause instead of persuading me to buy my glasses from him (which could cost me 3,000 pesos or around $60), he gave me a prescription and told me to get some cheap glasses outside! (You know how some doctors would do everything just to make more money from their patients.) Luckily, my very generous sponsor, Firmoo.com, sent me my first pair of prescription glasses!

I received a pair of black Unisex Full Frame Acetate Glasses. This pair only costs $42.70! It is definitely cheaper than getting my glasses from my doctor. Every pair of glasses bought from Firmoo.com comes with a spectacle case and eyeglasses bag, micro-fiber lens cloth, one screwdriver and extra screws. Anyway, I find this pair very chic and classy! I settled for acetate glasses cause I am very clumsy. I actually accidentally dropped the glasses already, but it is still good as new! No scratches caused by the drop at all.

I had a hard time choosing a pair because they've got tons of glasses to choose from and I really don't know what kind of glasses I want. Choosing a pair is actually simple if you already have a pair of glasses in mind, cause ordering from Firmoo.com is easy and organized. You can simply minimize your selection by choosing the size, shape, material, price, and type of frame of your glasses. I limited my choices by choosing among medium-sized aviator and wayfarer frames. You may use their try-on system and upload your photo to see if the pair you want will look great on you! I actually wasn't familiar with eye prescriptions so I sent the exact prescription made by my doctor to Firmoo and have them interpret it. I am extremely satisfied cause they got my prescription correct. The shipping was also fast. The glasses arrived only two weeks after I sent my prescription considering that they had to prepare the glasses and the package came all the way from China! 

I am definitely happy with my new glasses! Aside from I can now see things clearly, these glasses make me look smart. :p I also love the fit of the glasses cause it stays in place and does not droop down my nose. I did not have a hard time adjusting to my new glasses. I actually sometimes forget that I am wearing them! 

Visit Firmoo.com now to get your own pair! They are still offering free glasses for first time buyers and free shipping for two or more orders. Aside from prescription glasses for Men and Women, they are also offering prescription sunglasses. (Check out my review of prescription sunglasses from Firmoo.com HERE.)

Like Firmoo.com on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Please join my giveaway with Firmoo HERE. You still have almost two weeks left to send in your entries!
XO, Mish

22 April 2012

Bubbles Big Summer Giveaway!

Hello lovely people! Please help me win Bubbles' Big Summer Giveaway by liking my Facebook entry HERE! Please like the page (Bubbles) as well. I'd really appreciate it if you liked my entry. Thank you! Have a great Sunday everyone! :)

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway! Click HERE to enter! :)

21 April 2012

Geek Chic

Sorry for my bulging tummy! I just had a baby 5 months ago and I just ate rice enough for 3 people. :)

I wore this gorgeous dress to my university graduation. I seriously love it! It is quite short but it makes my legs look longer. :) I actually thought it was red when I bought it at 168 mall, but when I got home I realized that it was actually fuchsia pink! Oh well, it still looks lovely and the lace tones down the pinkness of the dress. I actually wore my sister's High Style Fancy wedge during the actual graduation ceremonies. I just had to change my shoes after I developed some blisters cause the strap was fastened too tight. I started wearing my new Firmoo glasses already! :) I love them to bits cause I can see clearly with it. I just started wearing prescription glasses very recently by the way that's why I got so much appreciation for the product. :p 

Dress - Bangkok from 168
Shoes - Artwork
Necklace - Vice Versa
Bracelet - Charriol
Bag - gifted
Glasses - from Firmoo.com

Hope you love my geek chic look! :)

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway! Click HERE to join!

19 April 2012

Christmas in Summer!

Placed a heart to cover my home address. :p

I was ecstatic when some items came in through mail this week. I just love receiving goodies cause it reminds me of Christmas! :) The first item was from Ms. Cher of Shoe Goddess. I won their shoe giveaway last month and she sent me pair of Cherie flats. The pair she sent was a lovely mustard yellow flats. I love this pair cause they'll come in very useful when I go back to school this semester. The flats also fit well. :) Shoe Goddess also have other on-hand flats like this pair and they also have other gorgeous (and I mean, GORGEOUS!) pre-order pumps, heels, flats, and wedges. Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/highstylefancy and their Multiply site at http://highstylefancy.multiply.com. 

I also received new glasses from one of my blog sponsor, Firmoo.com. I'll be making a separate post for a review of this product that they sent. But let me tell  you know that I love the glasses that they sent!

That's all for now! Will be busy preparing for my graduation day tomorrow. :)

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway and win a pair of sunglasses from Firmoo.com. Click HERE to join! :)

18 April 2012

Doll for a Day

Dress - Bangkok from 168
Belt - From 168
Shoes - Chick Flick Boutique
Earrings - My mom's

I raided 168 in Divisoria for hours before I found this piece. I find it hard to spot a white, long-sleeved dress that will be suitable for graduation. Some pieces I found were either sleeveless or too short. I actually bought this for a very cheap price cause it already has few damages on the armpit area, making me skeptical in purchasing it. But I gave in eventually cause I know I'll never find another piece that will suit my budget. I just had the part sewn before having it washed. Anyway, this is what I wore during our college graduation. I wore this over a Sablay, which is the traditional costume of our university. (Will have a separate post about that later!)

Sorry for the very poor editing. :p The lighting was really bad!

I love the dress cause it looks so dainty and feminine. I just wore a pair of beautiful pearl earrings and my favorite watch, which I wear every time I go out, with it to keep my look formal and minimal. I love my new shoes from Chick Flick Boutique, but unfortunately, it was a size (or probably, just half size) small.  My feet was in pain the entire time! Anyway, I might sell this pair cause I can't stand wearing them again. But nonetheless, I felt pretty with my look! :)

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway! Click HERE to enter! :)

17 April 2012


You might probably have noticed that I love giveaways! Joining them or hosting them, either way, cause I get to know more awesome people. Anyway, I would just like to share to all of you some of the items that I have won. Some I haven't receive yet, but I am definitely excited to see them in the mail!

My first winning was from Ms. Kai Darul of Lilpink.info. I won $10 from her blog giveaway. Yay! I was so thrilled when I found out that I won cause it was my first time. The second was from Ms. Sarah Tirona's (Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles) blog giveaway. I got a 500 e-gc that I can use in Multiply.com. I used this together with the $10 winning to buy new shoes for graduation. I actually wanted to receive goodies! But I won't complain cause those were great prizes! :) And I badly needed those shoes.

The next winning was an amethyst bracelet from Brenna of The Philippine Travelogue. I believe this bracelet protects travelers. I won't be needing this yet so I'd give this to my mom who'll be travelling soon.

I was surprised with my next winning cause it was from the popular online shoe shop, High Style Fancy or Shoe Goddess. Ms. Cher of High Style Fancy will send me a pair of Cherie Flats from their shop's collection. I am about to receive the goodies tomorrow and I am so excited! Will definitely need this for school! 

The latest winning I got was from Lynette of Wild Eyes Forever. I am soooo excited for this cause it was my first time winning from someone abroad. And the prizes are so cute! Can't wait till I get my hands on these goodies!

Do you love joining blog giveaways? What are the most favorite items you have won from a blog giveaway?

XO, Mish

P.S. Join my awesome giveaway! Click HERE to enter!

16 April 2012

Busy Week Ahead!

After 20 years of school, yes, I am finally graduating! :))) Our college (College of Arts and Sciences) graduation is scheduled on the 18th and our university graduation is set on the 20th. I actually already graduated last October, but our university holds one graduation ceremony for the whole school year. Anyway, I believe that the graduation rites would make my graduation legit! I was actually a year behind cause I almost couldn't make it through College Algebra and I also transferred campuses. But, I am definitely happy cause I am finally almost over school! I'll be entering law school this coming semester and I am terrified and thrilled at the same time. Wish me luck!

XO, Mish

14 April 2012

One Disappointed Customer

My sister bought a top from an online shop just before the Holy Week, so the package came in just the other day. The shop is kind of popular cause some local fashion bloggers have actually featured their product. Anyway, we were definitely disappointed when we saw the shirt. It looks good from afar, but when you look closely you'll see that the quality of their product is definitely compromised.The print is okay, but the shirt is really thin. I know they get their supplies from Divisoria (the bargain haven of the Philippines lol), but the shirt seriously looks cheap! The Blue Corner shirt has a better quality than the shirt they used. It looks that cheap, if you know what I mean. The shirt is definitely overpriced cause my sister payed 600 pesos for the product and the shipping fee.

I guess that's one of the cons of online shopping. You never get the chance to see the product before you buy it. You'll never know if their products are good or bad until they came in your mail. At that point, there is nothing really you could do. I love online shopping and this does not stop me from buying things online. But I guess this one is a lesson learned for me: to never, ever rely on the photos posted by the shop cause they are usually tinkered and beautified with Photoshop and popular shops doesn't mean their products have great quality. 

What are your online shopping horrors?

XO, Mish

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13 April 2012

Sunshine Award

I received another blog award yet again and I received not just one but two! :) However, I'll make a separate blog post for the other blog award that I received. I was given the Sunshine Award by Marie of The Flower Duet. Thanks, dear!


* Each tagged person must post seven to ten things about themselves.
* You have to choose and tag 7 people.
* Go to their blogs and tell them you tagged them.
* Have Fun.

I've already received another award where I was also asked to post things about myself (see that HERE), but I guess there's more about me that I could share with you guys. :)

1. I have a white birthmark shaped like a butterfly on my thighs.

2. I love sweets! I always steal chocolate from our refrigerator lol.

3. My dream destination is Europe! (Paris, Venice, The ALPS! Actually, anywhere there.)

4. I dream of waking up one day in a house by the beach!

5. I always keep a planner. It keeps me sane.

6. I have a relatively poor vision. I can only recognize my sister from afar because of her hair color lol.

7. I idolize Elle Woods from the movie, Legally Blonde. That's why I intend to become a lawyer too.

8. I love reading books. Got it from my dad.

9. I love eating street foods!

10. I am very frugal! I only buy stuff when it is cheap or on sale. :p But I always spend a lot on food. :)

I am tagging:

1. Adorebellerose
2. 8-bit Grayscale
3. Bundles of Joy
4. Dearest Lou
5. Dozen Daybreak
6. Let's Pamper
7. Her Daily Inspirations

XO, Mish

Join my giveaway if you haven't yet! :) Click HERE to enter! :)

12 April 2012

Wishlist: Jeffrey Campbell Lita

Photos retrieved from Google Images

I've been eyeing these shoes for quite some time now. If these were dressy enough, I'd get a pair asap and wear them to my graduation. I haven't acquired a pair yet cause I don't have any upcoming occasion to wear this to. (Will probably get a Jeffrey Campbell Lita-inspired shoes from local online sellers before school starts)

Anyway, I want one cause this pair is very fashion forward and looks comfortable at the same time! (Ah, the ironies of fashion!)  The best thing about this is there is a pair for every personality. You could go with basic colors for a more classy and chic look. You could also go sassy and pretty with pastel colors. (Perfect for spring!) If you want to look bold and unique, there are pairs with studs, glitters, and prints. My personal favorite is the classic black pair so I could match it with anything! 

What's your favorite Jeffrey Campbell Lita pair? :)

PS: Please join my blog giveaway if you haven't yet! Click HERE to enter!

XO, Mish

11 April 2012

LBD and Onesies x Firmoo.com Summer Giveaway! (Open Internationally)

Hello loves! I am so happy to tell you all that I am hosting my first blog giveaway sponsored by Firmoo.com.

Firmoo, the online leader in eyewear, stocks a wide range of affordable prescription glasses and sunglasses in cheap price yet high quality. Our eyeglasses frames feature different fashion styles, vary from retro eyeglasses frames to fashion ones, from rimless ones to full-rimmed ones and so forth. These chic yet inexpensive glasses will not only boost your image to a greater level, but also offer you a clear vision.

Firmoo.com sent me a pair of chic sunglasses (see previous post here) and they would love to give out 10 pairs of wrap around regular plano sunglasses to 10 lucky readers of my blog. Just in time for summer! How awesome is that, right?

Here are some of the items that you might win:


This is open internationally! Yay! But, Firmoo only ships to these countriesUSA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papau New Guinea, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden,Netherland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Malta, Luxembourg, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, South Korean, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Iceland.  So please be advised.

The giveaway will close on May 4 which is my twin sisters' birthday. That would be three weeks for you to send in your entries!

Winners will be chosen through random.org and will be contacted through email.

Firmoo.com will ship the prizes directly to the winners.



I'd like to keep things simple so I installed the Rafflecopter widget. :) You may input all of your entries there!

To be eligible to enter:
- Be a follower of my blog on GFC ( No need to be a blogger. Just use your email address or Twitter account.)
- Like Firmoo.com's Facebook page
- Like my blog's Facebook page
- Go to Firmoo.com and check out their selection of Wrap Around Sunglasses (http://www.firmoo.com/wrap-around-rx-sunglasses.html). Leave a comment below indicating which pair of sunglasses you'd like to win. Also, include your email address.

For extra entries: (These are optional. But of course, more entries will give you more chances of winning!)
- Follow me on twitter
- Tweet about the giveaway (You may do this daily for more entries!)
- Post the giveaway on Facebook (You may also do this daily for more entries!)
- Place the giveaway banner on your blog's sidebar
- Make a blog post about Firmoo.com and this giveaway (please link back to this blog post and Firmoo's website)

10 April 2012

Shop G's Closet x Giveaway Announcement

Hello loves! How was your weekend? :)

My sisters and I are opening up our own online shop, featuring our preloved clothes! We have tons of clothes that needs new owners who'll take care of them. We also need space in our cabinet for Z's clothes! Be assured that all of our clothes were all well taken care of and in good condition. Some were worn once or twice. There are also clothes that have not been worn at all! So please visit our shop in Facebook and add us as your friend. :)

Shop G's Closet HERE
So why G's Closet?

Our mom's nickname is Gie, hence, the name of our shop. Our first collection is entitled Blanc et Noir cause all of the pieces are in black and white (and gray.) We have not launched it yet as we are still finalizing our products. So please watch out for that!

That's my sister modeling the clothes!

Check out G's Closet HERE!

PS. I will be launching my first,ever blog giveaway tomorrow, so please stay tuned for that! :)

XO, Mish


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